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Adrian Walker

Walker is a columnist for the Metro section. He provides commentary and opinion on local and regional news as well as society and culture. Walker started as a Metro columnist in 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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Adrian Walker

Faneuil Hall merchants open for business, but still need help to stay afloat

By , Globe Columnist

Businesses reopened last week to a nearly empty Faneuil Hall Marketplace and a pile of past-due rent bills. To save the local character of one of Boston's landmarks, renters will need help.

Adrian Walker

Dorchester’s Karilyn Crockett ready to lead the fight for equity

By , Globe Columnist

The first thing to know about Karilyn Crockett — Boston’s newly appointed equity chief — is that she is not remotely afraid of the firestorm she is walking into. That’s because she views tumultuous times as the perfect soil for transformation.

Adrian Walker

What we celebrate this Juneteenth

By , Globe Columnist

This Juneteenth finds Americans in the streets, joined again in a battle for that elusive idea of freedom.

Joe Kennedy III, campaigning virtually in a tightening race

By , Globe Columnist

To my mind, the loss of the traditional campaign trail has neutralized Kennedy’s greatest relative strength against Markey — his gift for connecting with voters one on one.